Willie Mullins’ 8 year old blew this race apart 12 months ago with a bold front running display where he jumped and galloped everything else into the ground.
His novice hurdle form is rock solid in hindsight with him beating Minella Indo in a novice only to have that form reversed in the Albert Bartlett and the 3 mile Grade 1 at Punchestown to finish 3rd and 2nd respectively.
An easy winner of 2 novice chases he was famously picked up late by Champ in the RSA in 2020 when again scrapping with Minella Indo.
Connections found success when dropping him down to 2.5 miles and he’s been lethal ever since.
He’ll bound out in front and set stiff fractions, can anyone catch him?